August 15, 2014 8:08 pm

CUPE workers in Castlegar serve 72-hour strike notice


VANCOUVER – For the first time in the city’s history, CUPE workers in Castlegar have served 72-hour strike notice, meaning 34 city workers could be off the job Monday.

The move comes after talks broke down between the city and CUPE.

CUPE says the outstanding issues include a modest wage increase and job security.

“Our members live and work in the City of Castlegar and we care about our community,” said CUPE local 2262 president Leford Lafayette. “The last thing we want is to disrupt the important city services that CUPE members provide, but at this point we have no other option.”

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